Our Expanding Mission – Water Wells for Africa
Since 2018, our mission has been to provide excellent dermatologic care for every patient, to treat each patient with compassion, and to create an environment founded on the following principles: integrity, mutual respect, teamwork, and accountability.
Starting in 2022, Clarity Dermatology began to broaden that mission.
As part of this effort, we have partnered with World Vision to help provide access to clean water to impoverished communities in Uganda. We have committed to donate 25% of the sale of our cosmetic products (sunscreens, etc) to World Vision to support this effort.
World Vision has a proven track record of providing clean water in the developing world – they are one of the largest providers of clean water in the world. In 2020, World Vision helped provide clean water access to 3.4 million people.
We have now funded two water well projects with your help. The first water project was built in March 2023 near Akaka, Uganda.
Our second well project is going through the site selection process and should be built in the coming months. This means clean, safe water for hundreds of people FOR LIFE.
What does this mean?
For every $15 spent on skin care products at Clarity Dermatology, our donation will result in clean water for 1 person for an entire year. It is a little thing you can do to make a big difference in someone else’s life.
For example, a standard, four-part skin care regimen can have a great impact:
- 1 EltaMD Sunscreen = 1 year of clean water for 2+ people
- 1 Revision Retinol = 1 year of clean water for 6+ people
- 1 Revision or Skinceuticals Vitamin C = 1 year of clean water for 10+ people
- 1 Epionce Moisturizer = 1 year of clean water for 6+ people
Using this regimen for 1 year (assuming you purchase each item once per quarter) would help provide a year of clean water for over 96 people!
Please join Clarity Dermatology in our efforts to help make a real difference in someone’s life!
-Access to clean water is one of the greatest public health concerns in the developing world. 785 million people lack access to clean water. That’s 1 in 10 people on the planet.
–More than 800 children under age 5 die every day from diarrhea caused by contaminated water, poor sanitation, and unsafe hygiene.
-Improved access to clean water particularly helps women and girls, on whom the burden of gathering water each day falls disproportionately. The average woman in rural Africa walks 6 kilometers every day to haul 40 pounds of water. Women and girls spend an estimated 200 million hours hauling water every day. Providing easier access to clean water frees up time and resources for women and children to promote their economic position and education.
-61% of Ugandans lack basic water resources, making Uganda one of the most water-resource poor countries in the world.
-This problem is further exacerbated by recent conflict in nearby South Sudan, as Uganda hosts 1.4 million refugees as a result of that conflict.
-Uganda is one of the poorest countries in the world, with a GDP of around $900 per capita per year.